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    1832 BD-1 Quarter Eagle, AU Details
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    1832 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4 - Improperly Cleaned - NGC Details. AU. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/c. Quarter eagle coinage in 1832 amounted to only 4,400 pieces, most of which was eventually melted for the heavy gold weight of the coins (a problem not remedied until 1834). Only 80-100 1832 quarter eagles are believed to survive in all grades. This AU-level coin displays rich reddish overtones atop yellow-gold surfaces. Partial luster remains despite faint hairlines that prevent a numeric grade from NGC. The stars and central devices are sharp.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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